press conferenceCarlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid lost 3-1 against FC Barcelona in the Supercopa final. The Italian speaks of “bad play”, but he considers it “disrespectful” to qualify the bankruptcy as a sporting humiliation. On the contrary: the conviction that the team will return is there and there is no doubt about it.
After the Supercopa: CARLO ANCELOTTI on…
… the 3-1 final defeat against FC Barcelona in the Supercopa de España: “We didn’t play well from behind and sometimes they caught us with counter-attacks. But it had nothing to do with a lack of attitude. The reason was individual mistakes, we did a bad job. game – especially when it came to getting the ball back.”
… the question of whether the defeat was a sporting humiliation: “Talking about humiliation seems a bit disrespectful to me. We lost one game against Barca and won the other in La Liga. They played better and deserved the win. Point.”
… the question of whether it was due to form or footballing deficits: “We have to focus on the mistakes we made today. Barcelona played better today. Point.”
…the inconsistency in the last matches: “It’s not a critical moment, it’s complicated. It can happen in a season. You never know when it will happen, but it usually does and we are in this difficult phase right now. We have to overcome quickly. We can achieve this with the commitment and attitude that we normally have.
…his biggest concern: “If you concede three goals, you need to improve your defence.”
…this beat as a possible turning point: “We are not in a good phase and we have to endure it now. The team has the quality to come back and play in all competitions. The defeat hurts us a lot because Real Madrid usually win their final. We lost , but the championship is long and there are a lot of titles left. We will try to play them until the end. Talking about something like humiliation here is too much. It’s sport, sometimes you win, sometimes the others win.
… individual errors in defense: “The players have to understand that it’s quite easy to avoid mistakes like this. For example, we got 2-0 with Karim (Benzema) the chance to come back. After that, when the next goal came, it was difficult to do that. It is then difficult to win against these opponents. We took the lead in La Liga and it was very difficult for Barça to catch up with us, today it was the opposite.
…the lack of intensity in the first half: “The team lacked intensity, precision, we lost 25 balls in the first 45 minutes. It was a bit of everything. We didn’t have enough power in duels and lost a lot of duels. It was an imperfect game in every way.
…the team’s reaction to the loss: “We have to get up quickly and think about what we have to do and will do. We will be competitive and powerful again and we will improve in every conceivable way. But especially in defense, because I repeat: this is the area where it is the hardest for us. It hurts the team a lot to lose because otherwise they always win. We lost but we have all the resources to improve and I’m sure Real Madrid will come back. There’s no doubt about it.”
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Carlo Ancelotti after the Supercopa: “Real Madrid will come back”
Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid lost 3-1 against FC Barcelona in the Supercopa final. The Italian speaks of “bad play”, but he considers it “disrespectful” to qualify the bankruptcy as a sporting humiliation. On the contrary: the conviction that the team will return is there and there is no doubt about it.
01/15/2023, 10:31 PM
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